Tag Archives: Depression

The anatomy of normal sadness

Life is hard when you feel like you’re stuck in a flight pattern you can’t get out of.
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Where glory meets my suffering

You can experience the place where the hurt and the Healer collide by meeting with “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles” (II Corinthians 1:3-4). Continue reading

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Understanding Depression

The standard criteria for diagnosing depressive disorder does not adequately distinguish intense normal sadness from biologically disordered sadness.

We must learn to distinguishing “sadness due to internal dysfunction” from “sadness that is a biologically designed response to external events.” Continue reading

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No Room for Sadness

Depression is real and, as a recent commercial reminds us, it hurts everyone. Depression must be treated with care and sensitivity. But why has there been such an explosive growth of depression in our culture? Continue reading

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A closer look at discouragement

What is discouragement and what are some ways to conquer it? Continue reading

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